the Regent Hotel in Mumba;
Renamed the Taj Lands End, Mumbai
|MUMBAI, INDIA (September 30, 2002) – Taj Hotels,
Resorts and Palaces, India’s leading luxury hotel group, has announced
the acquisition of the Regent Hotel in Mumbai. The hotel has been
renamed the Taj Lands End, Mumbai due to its location in an area known
as Lands End at the tip of the historic Bandstand area of Bandra
in North Mumbai. This premier location allows for spectacular sea
views from huge picture windows in all 300-rooms of the five-star hotel.
With this acquisition, Taj is the only hotel group with luxury properties
in South Mumbai and the fast-growing North Mumbai market.
“We are excited by this opportunity to expand our portfolio into North Mumbai with a world-class property and the legendary hospitality standards of Taj Hotels,” said Mr. R.K. Krishna Kumar, Managing Director of Indian Hotels Company Limited, parent company of Taj Hotels. “Taj Lands End gives Taj’s Mumbai properties strategic flexibility and market reach, while completing our segment presence in India’s commercial capital.”
The Taj Lands End sets a new standard of excellence as a top luxury hotel in an area that is quickly emerging as a hub for international businesses. “Many leading U.S. companies have relocated their India offices to the North Mumbai area so our presence here is very important. We look forward to providing our leading Taj service to this market,” said Jodi Dell Leblanc, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Americas. The hotel is ideally situated 7.5 miles from the international airport and just 5 miles from the domestic airport.
At the Taj Lands End, guests can choose from a variety of dining options, from the Atrium Lounge for breakfast, light fare or afternoon tea, Lands End Café for all-day dining to Passage to India serving local cuisine and Ming Yang Chinese restaurant. In addition, Embers, an exotic, poolside eatery features Southeast Asian cuisine in a picturesque outdoor setting overlooking the bay.
In 2003, Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces will celebrate its 100-year anniversary as a leader in luxury hospitality. To commemorate this momentous year, the group’s flagship hotel, The Taj Mahal, Mumbai, which opened in 1903, will be the host of ongoing festivities and special events throughout the year.
Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces is comprised of 51 properties in 34 locations throughout India and an additional 12 properties in nine key international destinations outside India. Taj properties include luxury hotels, business hotels, beach resorts, palaces, garden retreats and cultural center hotels. Each offers world-class service and cuisine, coupled with an unrivaled fusion of Indian heritage, business services and modern luxuries.
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Tel: (212) 696-0660
|Also See:||Despite Push in Europe, Regent Is Losing More Hotels than Adding / Sept 2002|
|The Regent Sydney to become Four Seasons Hotel Sydney / July 2002|
|Majority Owner of The Regent Hong Kong to Sell Interest to Bass PLC; Four Seasons Hotels Scheduled to Cease Management Effective June 1st, 2001 / May 2001|